Offences Against Property (Enforcement of ‘Hudood’) Ordinance, (2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan. (3) It shall come into force on the. Pakistan’s notorious Hudood Ordinances were promulgated in by the military regime of General Ziaul Haq. The most controversial of. Hudood Ordinances refer to the legislation of penal laws in Pakistan entitled “ Enforcement of Hudood Ordinances VI, VII, VIII and IX” on 10 February

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Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. Marital rape, too, was no longer considered a crime. Inbefore the ordinances went into effect there were 70 women held in Pakistani prisons.

Provided that, if the accused is a non-Muslim, the eye-witnesses may be non-Muslims. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles containing potentially dated statements from November All articles containing potentially dated statements.

The ordinances follow the classical mainly Hanafi jurisprudence doctrine.

Punishment for attempting to commit an offence Whoever attempts to commit an offence punishable under this Ordinance with imprisonment or whipping, or to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such atttempt does any act towards the commission of the offence, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term provided for that offence, or with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with any two of, or all, the punishments.

December 22, News Release. Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage Every man who by deceit causes any woman who is not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with him in that belief, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty-five years and with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.

Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short

ICC punishes Mickey Arthur for showing ‘dissent’ after controversial decision. July 7, News Release. The Pakistani Constitution was re-instated insubject to substantial amendments, by Zia ul-Haq, only to be suspended again by the military government in 11979 It described the offence of false accusation of Zina fornication and adultery either written, verbal or “by visible representations”, with intent to cause harm, and without producing four witnesses in support of the accusation before the Court, or who “according to the finding of the Court”, a witness has given false evidence of the commission of zina or rape, or when a complainant husood made a false accusation of rape; [18].


The provision laww the Code relating to the confirmation of the sentence of death shall apply, mutatis mutandisto confirmation of sentences under this Ordinance.

As a result, courts sometimes view a woman’s allegations of rape as an admission of illegal sex, making sexual assault victims susceptible to prosecution themselves.

In the Pakistan Penal Code, – a. Selling person for purposes of prostitution, etc. When a female is sold, let for hire, or otherwise disposed of to a prostitute or to any person who keeps or manages a brothel, the person so disposing of such female shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have disposed of her with the intent that she shall be used for the purpose of prostitution.

One non-classical feature is that Hadd punishments can only be carried out after an appeal to the Federal Shariat Court has failed. She goes through her period of iddat. Archived from the original on 29 November Provided further that a trial by a Court of Session under this Ordinance shall ordinarily be held at the headquarters of the Tehsil in which the offence is alleged to have been committed. Convict shall be medically examined before flogging to determine if the flogging should be “applied in such manner and with such intervals” that it does not kill the offender being flogged.

The evidence of guilt was there for all to see: Skip to main content. Provided that, if the accused is a non-Muslim, the Presiding Officer may be a non-Muslim.

Hudood Ordinances – Brill Reference

It shall come into force on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, Hijri, that is, the tenth day of February, Application of certain provisions of Pakistan Penal Code, and amendment. If anyone says that she was punished because of Qazaf false accusation of rape then Qazaf Ordinance, Clause no. Provided that, in the case of zina-bil-jabr, if the offender is not under the age of fifteen years, the punishment of whipping shall be awarded with or without any other punishment.

The husband then claims that sans the confirmation of divorce by the local authorities the marriage is not over and launches a zina prosecution. Part of Pakistan’s Islamization. Most Shared December 14, Dispatches. The Denial of Juvenile Justice in Pakistan.


An Ordinance to bring in conformity with the injunctions of Islam the law relating to the Offence of Zina. The appeal judgment of the Federal Shariah Hydood cleared the girl of the accusation of zina. Short title, extent and commencement 1. It is necessary to delete this definition [of a valid marriage] to shut this door.

Hudood Ordinances – Wikipedia

Because the promulgation of the Zina Ordinance entailed the abolition of Pakistan’s statutory rape law, girls as young as twelve have been prosecuted for having extra-marital intercourse under circumstances that would previously have mandated statutory rape charges against their assailant. These laws created six distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each: This is to discourage one step of humiliation of women.

Further Zina offenses are or as of were [13]. It specifies that whips shall be made of leather, or a cane or a branch of a tree, be no longer than 1. December 31, Economic direction? The Act has now deleted zina bil jabbar from the Zina Hudood Ordinance [17] and inserted sections and for Rape and Punishment respectively in the Pakistan Penal Code to replace it.

December 13, News Release.

The Hudood Laws of Pakistan”. Qazf does not require such strong evidence. December 13, Dispatches. The Hudood Law was intended to implement Shari’a law or bring Pakistani law into “conformity with the injunctions of Islam”, by enforcing punishments mentioned in the Quran and sunnah for zina extramarital sex[3] qazf false accusation of zinatheft, and consumption of alcohol.

After General Zia ul-Haq came to power in through a military coup in Pakistan, he imposed and suspended all fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution, including the right to be free of discrimination on the basis of hudoood. However, if the evidence requirement for zina liable to hadd is not met but the crime is proven beyond a reasonable doubt then the tazir punishment of imprisonment for up to ten years can be given. This article is hudod of a series about Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Now arises the question why is there hudopd much insistence on abolishing the shari’a punishment for Zina bil Jabr?